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Guy Gaswint

The use of stained glass in churches allowed for more light to enter the church, but not just light but colored light. Stained glass allowed for what some call a divine light. The ROSE WINDOW, CHARTRES CATHEDRAL, c. 1230-1235. Stained and painted glass, has 5 pains of glass below a large circular window. I feel that these five panes carry just as large of a message as the illuminated manuscripts or an add on to churches being considered bibles for the illiterate. The pains depict The Virgin Mary carrying Christ and the old testament profits are carrying evangelists on the other four panes. The stained glass told stories, illuminated the church and gave off what was considered a divine light; in these ways the church effectively used stained glass to promote values and beliefs upon the masses.